Combing Mongolian yaks

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Combing Mongolian yaks

In Central Mongolia, a cooperative of yak herders take steps to ensure that yaks continue to roam the highlands and help sustain their livelihood and tradition.

This is a story of a mission to encourage yak herders to continue herding their animals and find a viable market for their products without having to increase their dependence on goats for cashmere. And this is also about the year's busiest season, spring. And did you know Yak fibre makes for a darn good jumper?

Filmed in May 2012. This project was undertaken as a volunteer for non-profit Agronomists and Veterinarians Without Borders or Agronomes et Veterinaires Sans Frontiers (AVSF).

Combing Yaks from Pearly Jacob 

 


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